Information About Stéphane - Newtownabbey teacher - (1 review)
This is how 2 referees rated Stéphane:
A French native in my mid-40s, I have been living in Northern Ireland since 2001. Foreign languages have always been at the core of my interests and I speak 4 languages. I came here to follow my heart, when the love of my life decided to come home after some years spent in continental Europe. I know what it takes to acquire, not only a new language, but also a new culture and a new way of life, which puts me in a good position to help people do the same.
In 2006, looking to focus on the important things in life, I decided to leave my career in Sales to dedicate myself to children, students and learners. Since then I have been running French Clubs for young children and I have been a tutor for students and adults. I am ready to help anybody looking to improve their French.
I am experienced in dealing with all kinds of public in a teacher/student format, having offered English and German tuition to French students and French tuition to students here. I was also a teacher during my national military service, teaching languages to adults and military personnel.
My current activity as a French Club animator has also given me a wonderful and valuable experience in dealing with our youngest learners. I also give French tuition to students of all levels and also give conversational sessions to couples and families who just want to speak French for the fun.
I have very high success and satisfaction rates, and I can supply plenty of references from past and current tutees on demand.
I have often been praised for my patience and my teaching skills. I do my utmost to develop with each of my students, whether adults, teenagers or children, a honest and efficient relationship, finding the right balance between flexibility and accuracy, challenge and reward, effort and comfort, language and culture. I believe one can learn well in a friendly atmosphere, so long as work is done well and accuracy is maintained to high standards. Grammar and fluency in conversation are my two specialties, which I have used extensively to help many GCSE and A-level students locally: The GCSE students by repairing the damage often caused by them having struggled through years 1 to 3 in secondary school and as a result lacking the grammatical foundation necessary to feel comfortable enough in the language and to make good progress. The A-level students by providing them with a whole new spectrum of vocabulary and structures that enables them to improve noticeably their fluency and their ability to tackle debates and engage in high level conversations.
I am very proud of my mother tongue and I teach people to respect and love French as I do.
I am flexible as regards my working hours, but please note that, whilst my basic fourly fee is only £25.00 (£30 for expert tuition), some additional charges may apply:
+£5 travel charge for 5-10 miles.
+£10 for 10-15 miles.
+£15 for 15-20 miles… +£5 for sessions starting at or after 8.00pm
+£10 for weekend sessions.
Additional Languages: English (British), German, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Angers, France (1995) - Licence LEA, French equivalent to a BA. in Modern Languages applied to business (incl. Law) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)